As Global Citizen Year Fellow Lucy Blumberg spoke with community members and participated in locally-designed development projects in Soudiane Balla, Senegal, a Tostan community, her opinion on what works in international development began to take shape. Lucy came to Senegal to learn about rural community health and Senegalese culture and worked at a community health clinic before joining the Tostan team. In this guest post on Tostan’s blog, she talks about her experience in the village of Soudiane Balla where she attended Tostan classes and a village clean-up day.

To read her full account, click here.